LG-D820 appears in the FCC with wide range of LTE support, may be Google's new Nexus phone [UPDATED]Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Hot on the heels of a Google video that may have given us our first glimpse at the the next Nexus smartphone, an FCC entry has been discovered that may belong to the LG-made device. A listing for the LG-D820 was dug up by the folks at S4gru and, while most of the juicy details (like internal and external photos) have been removed due to a confidentiality request, there's still some evidence to suggest that this could be Google's new Nexus.
One portion of the entry is focused on the LG-D820's wireless charging capabilities, and included with the document are a couple of images of the inside of the device's backside. Obviously we can't see any Nexus branding or anything since the cover is laying on the outward-facing side, but the general shape of the back panel and the camera cutout lines up nicely with the back of the Nexus device shown in Google's video. It's also worth noting that the FCC documents mention that this LG-D820 includes an embedded 2,300mAh battery.
In addition to that rear plate, the LG-D820 sports a pretty wide range of wireless connectivity options. Included with the device is support for LTE bands 2, 4, 5, 17, 25, 26, and 41, some of which are used by AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in the U.S. Also packed inside is CDMA, EV-DO Rev. A, GSM, HSPA and the usual Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC trappings. All of those wireless options suggests that the D820 is going to be a pretty major smartphone release. You know, like a new Google Nexus handset.
While there's nothing included in these FCC docs that scream "Hey, this is the LG Nexus 5!," there is quite a bit of evidence to suggest that this is Google and LG's latest collaboration. Along with the aforementioned rear cover and wireless connectivity options, there's also the Google video, the announcement of Android 4.4 KitKat and the Nexus 4 price cut/sell out that are all pointing toward the imminent launch of a new Nexus phone.
Unfortunately, the emergence of this FCC entry doesn't guarantee that we're close to an Nexus 5 announcement, but it does give us plenty of documentation to sift through while we wait for an official introduction. If you're interested in doing some sleuthing of your own, you can hit up the FCC link below.
UPDATE: Anandtech and Engadget have found a few more details on this possible Nexus 5 buried within the FCC filing. The phone's display diagonal is listed as 126mm, meaning that the phone sports a 4.96-inch screen, and the device itself measures 131.9 x 68.2mm. Also included in the documents are references to an MSM8974 (aka Snapdragon 800), "aosp_hammerhead," and "KyeLimePie" (Key Lime Pie), which we know was the internal codename for the now official Android 4.4 KitKat. This LG-D820 sure is looking more and more like the new Nexus 5, isn't it?